The following is a guest post from Corry Cummings.

Selling products on eBay has become a very popular way for millions of people to make extra money. Some people only sell a few items to make a little extra cash while other people make a career of selling products on eBay. There are many different strategies and techniques people use when trying to make a profit selling on eBay. There are a few things that all sellers should consider in order to make a true profit on eBay.

Use a Drop Shipper

A drop shipper is a company that you hire to ship products directly to customers. This company keeps all the inventory on hand and handles the whole process of shipping items to customers. Using a drop shipper can be a good way to increase your profits. First of all, you will no longer have to keep inventory on hand so you will not have to rent out a facility to store goods. A drop shipper also carries a wide variety of goods. Therefore, you are given the flexibility to sell as many different items as you want without keeping inventory on hand. Selling many different products will widen your customer base. Using a drop shipper will also keep shipping costs down. Drop shipping companies often charge low fees to ship items to customers. Shipping costs can be substantially reduced by using a drop shipper.


You will want to make sure that the ads you place on eBay are professional. This includes making sure information is accurate and that the ad is written correctly. Use proper grammar and make sure words are spelled correctly. A poorly written ad seems unprofessional and may keep certain people from buying your products. You will also want to make sure you are providing quality photographs. People are more likely to purchase products that have clear and focused descriptions and pictures. People want to know exactly what they are buying.

Be Reliable and Consistent

When trying to make a profit on eBay, you will need to have satisfied customers. You will want to make sure that you are a reliable seller and that you ship goods on time. Ask fair prices and be honest in product descriptions. Consistently write clear ads that are accurate and truthful. If you have dissatisfied customers, they will often leave negative comments. Other customers see these comments and may not buy from you if you have a poor customer satisfaction rating.

Sell A Variety of Popular Items

You will want to do your research and sell items that are popular with eBay customers. You can find out which items are selling well by doing a search on eBay’s homepage. Keep in mind that you also want to choose items that are not too competitive. If there are 200 people selling the same item, it will be hard to attract customers. You will also want to sell a variety of items. Don’t concentrate on selling just one item. You will need to sell a variety of popular items in order to make a true profit.

Selling products on eBay is a good way for people to earn extra money. However, making a large profit selling on eBay takes a great deal of work and commitment. You can help increase your profits by using a drop shipper and selling a variety of items. You will also want to make sure you place professional ads and ship items to customers on time.

You can follow Corry Cummings on Twitter at http://twitter.com/corrycummings.

 

Originally posted by Dane Carlson on July 8, 2010 in Guest Posts.

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